Thousands Greet Opposition Leader Etienne Tshisekedi
[VOA] Thousands lined the streets of Kinshasa Wednesday to cheer and welcome home Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who spent the last two years having medical treatment in Belgium.
Kalaba Goal Takes DR Congo's Mazembe to CAF Cup Semis
[Citizen] Johannesburg -A Rainford Kalaba goal gave TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo a 1-0 win over Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria Wednesday and a CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals place.
Uganda's Kasirye in U.S.$90,000 Move to Motema Pembe of DR Congo
[New Times] Rayon Sports FC striker Davis Kasirye has completed his move to DR Congo's Daring Club Motema Pembe for a reported $90,000 transfer fee. The Uganda international signed a two-year contract.
Bemba Served His Time, Now Let Him Serve His People
[African Arguments] Bemba was in jail for the 8 years during his trial at the ICC. He should be sentenced to time already served so he can return to the DRC where his leadership is needed, argues Hank Cohen.
Singer Koffi Olomide Sent to Jail for One Year Over Assault
[Focus] Congolese General Prosecution has charged Rhumba Maestro Koffi Olomide to serve one year in jail having been found guilty of assaulting one of his female dancers in Kenya.
How One Man Fooled the UN, With Disastrous Consequences
[African Arguments] When a man turned up claiming to be an ADF defector, MONUSCO thought it had achieved a major intelligence coup and acted accordingly. But Mr X was not who he said he was.
Koffi Olomide Arrested, Questioned By Congo Police
[Nation] Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been arrested and questioned in his home town of Kinshasa, adding woes to the famed singer who was deported from Kenya for kicking a woman.
Diseases Plague Strife Torn DRC
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -FACED with a volatile political atmosphere ahead of elections looking highly unlikely, the Democratic Republic of Congo is bogged by outbreaks of cholera, measles and the worst yellow fever in 30 years.
Koffi Olomide Deported After JKIA Assault
[Nation] Congolese musician Koffi Olomide has been deported following his arrest for purportedly kicking a woman at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Uganda in Tight Corner After Loss to DR Congo
[Monitor] Kampala -Being the only country making their debut, Uganda's task at the ongoing Fiba Africa Uunder-18 Championships in Rwanda was always going to be a difficult one.
Olomide's Fans to Get Refund After Concert Cancelled - Promoter
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The promoter of Koffi Olomide concert that was set to be held on Saturday says those who had booked tickets for the show will get their refunds.
Koffi Olomide - Controversy Has Always Stalked Singer
[Nation] When popular Congolese crooner Koffi Olomide kicked one of his female dancers when he arrived in Kenya, he was just living up to his second name -- controversy.
Koffi Olomide Deported After Assaulting Dancer
[Nation] Kenyan police did not cover themselves in glory when the sorry episode involving Congolese musician Koffi Olomide began.
Red Cross Launches Emergency Appeal to Fight Multiple Deadly Disease Outbreaks
[IFRC] YaoundÃ©, Geneva -In light of several epidemics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal, calling for 2.2 million Swiss francs to support activities in response to ongoing yellow fever, measles, and cholera outbreaks.
Didier Reynders Welcomes Grace Granting Announcement in DRC
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement of the signature of 3 ordinances by president Joseph Kabila Kabange, granting individual and collective pardon in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Outrage As Congo Star Olomide Kicks Woman
[Nation] National Gender and Equality Commission has asked the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to arrest Congolese Lingala musician Koffi Olomide for assaulting a colleague.
UN Rights Chief Warns of Poll Threats
[UN News] Concluding a four-day mission to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, today commended the country's efforts to strengthen human rights but cautioned that some of these advances may be under threat, especially what he saw as repression against opposition parties in the coming elections.
Can Anyone Stop Joseph Kabila?
[African Arguments] While the opposition tries to unite, the presidency seems to be working out various possible scenarios for staying in power.
Govt Delays Implementation of Refugee Cessation Clause
[New Times] Implementation of the Cessation Clause on Rwandan refugees might take longer than expected unless those responsible honour their pledges, Seraphine Mukantabana, the minister for disaster management and refugee affairs, has said.
Amavubi's Sugira Thanks AS Kigali As He Heads to DR Congo
[New Times] AS Kigali Football Club bid farewell to forward Ernest Sugira, who is set to join his new teammates in DR Congo's AS Vita Club.